Bad Bite causes migraine?

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   Posted 2/19/2009 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been suffering from chronic migraines since July of '08 and I recently went to a dentist who just happened to be a neuro-muscular specialist.  He messed around with my jaw and did his thing and told me that the cause of my migraines is because I have a "bad bite" that is not allowing the muscles in my head to relax at all and that is why it hurts all the time.  He said that he was in the same situation with migraines and that's why he became the specialist he is and that it's fixable.  I want to trust him for a lot of reasons but I don't want to throw my money into something really expensive just because my desire to not have migraines is so intense.   
I was wondering if anyone else has been told this is the cause of their migraines? 

Kala UK
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   Posted 2/19/2009 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I have TMJ (a clicky jaw and bad bite) and thought that this may be the cause of my migraines too. My GP sent me to a specialist who didn't agree with this being the cause of migraines. He gave me a splint to where at night to help relax my facial muscles but it did nothing for my migraines. He did say that if it didn't work I could then have surgery to clean up the joint but he still didn't believe it would improve my migraines he said that it would improve the discomfort in my jaw for a period of time. I decided that as he didn't believe this was the cause of my migraines and I could manage with the discomfort of my TMJ that I wouldn't take that route.

Also, with the research I have done into migraines it is a very complex disorder and personally don't believe that something as simple as a 'bad bite' is responsible for causing migraines.

ATB with what you decide.


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   Posted 2/20/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
hi ive got a trapped nerve in my jaw for 5 years now been passaed around the merry go round i was doignosed with trimenagal nuralger in the begining by a max fax specialist but last oct i went for my 20 opinion a nuroligist and dignosed me with facial migrane this week the oains been so bad ive been feeling suicidal but im a fighter but whats making me so angry is the witing game to see her again she told me il be seeing her in jan this year then i got appointment 2 c her on the 13th may the nhs is a mess it realy is a shambles everyday is an eternity let alone 3 months is there anyone else with facial migrane and in agony please davidx

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   Posted 2/20/2009 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
hi its me david again im sorry about the writing but its where im so fatigued 24/7 with sleep depravation putting the pain to one side theres nothing worse than sleep depravation;somedays i feel like im going insane what with the going to start accupunture on monday so im crossing everything that it will help my pain.its taking me over a year to get it on the nhs by getting me my gp to refer me to phsio/i also suffer from chonic sinutitus ive currently got another sinus infection which ive been given another lot of antibiotics ive taken so many ive lost count my imune system is realy low i realy belive its all the antbiotics ive taken ive becume imune to them which i know you can ive also got iratable bowel syndrome and after taking the antis for 2 days i get crippling stomach pains i cant win help?
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